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    Today, 11:25 AM
    Thought I hit send must have missed and went back to quick sent pm thanks for heads up
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    Lyman 270 with shellholder and lee 30-06 I will take them sending pm
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Back around early 70's when I first saw and fired blazer 22 long rifle , it seemed like there were quite a few to a box that went bang and separated and split , was just what one expected from cheaper ammo , it has got a lot better , in early 80's...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    I pre prime brass all the time store in whatever containers I have and no problems , the rims do get battered in semi auto rifles and I to have noticed brass that has difference in rim or extractor groove 223 and 9mm seem to be biggest variance ,...
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    03-27-2020, 06:19 PM
    Been loading 45acp , using coffee cans and animal cracker tub thats a heavy one and licorice containers , ran out of powder went to look thinking I had another 8lb jug , big oops no jug , switched to loading 45gap almost out of 200 grain hollow...
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    03-25-2020, 12:34 PM
    Video at the end says they were stolen shortly after those pictures were taken , interesting video , to bad someone stole them .
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    03-23-2020, 02:30 PM
    .356 pretty much says its to small , try a size or two bigger if they will chamber
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    03-21-2020, 06:52 AM
    Well oregon state police do the check and what I read online a few years ago when they say delay they mean till they say ok , washington liberals passed the law that says a semi auto rifle is a assault weapon extra 18 dollar for check and at least a...
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    03-20-2020, 12:46 AM
    Oregon can still delay you to even if you are clean , I had a 3 month delay , instant check my rear , it is instant once in awhile have a name same as someone and even though your social is different its a delay . Mandatory waiting period for...
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    03-19-2020, 06:13 PM
    I love how the hitek boys are always slamming powder coat but I do not see the powder coat bashing on hitek , funny how little some people are , some of us use whatever works in a situation instead of coming into a thread offering advice and...
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    03-17-2020, 02:51 PM
    I have to say this is some of the cleanest brass , deprimed and polished and it says sized and I believe it is , this stuff looks like new I had to post and say something as when he offers brass for sale and you need any this is good stuff ...
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    03-16-2020, 11:19 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    that there is funny
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    03-16-2020, 11:16 PM
    Better to teach them from a young age then to not teach them yourself or something happen and them not be able to use one in defense of you or themselves , seriously kids can learn early , yes some never have the maturity or trust worthiness to have...
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    03-14-2020, 11:22 AM
    It is better to get it with what you want ,but do not let that put you off from upgrading or customizing later , the 1911 has a lot of aftermarket parts and it is good to take them down to frame and put back together , I have at one time or another...
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    03-14-2020, 12:45 AM
    Or if you can fix them and know how do so , I have had to replace and fit parts on some firearms , but if it is not worth your time or money then you are best to sell and get what works , the norinco 1911 was a good one had 2 till they were stolen ,...
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    03-14-2020, 12:26 AM
    Sarco has the tall swedish front sight link in other thread hope its what you are looking for
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    03-14-2020, 12:22 AM
    have you looked at sarco https://www.sarcoinc.com/swedish-mauser-high-front-sight/ https://www.sarcoinc.com/m98-mauser-front-sight/ not sure if this is what you want
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    03-14-2020, 12:15 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Polytech M14 in Military Rifles
    I remember things a little different on the polytech and yes I owned one , it was the norinco that had the softer receiver , the polytech was well thought of , m14 mags military issue are the magazine for it , Mine was a good shooter and reliable ,...
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    03-13-2020, 11:54 PM
    I like the suet or tallow beef fat idea I used bacon grease many years ago , worked and covered smell as I was doing it in a small backyard , only had one neighbor lean over one night to see what I was doing and he was not concerned about it .
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    03-13-2020, 11:48 PM
    Firearms should be taught early , my kids older and younger were taught early the safety and respect for firearms and I have let them shoot as I was with parental supervision not any gun safety teacher or other person who was considered by whomever...
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    03-13-2020, 12:42 PM
    hit it on the head strike with all your might boy while the iron is red I heard that from a old friend who sailed on the heavy cruiser san francisco
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    03-13-2020, 10:58 AM
    I have 5 rock island 45acp 1911 , 2 in the standard gi and 2 in the tactical ,and 1 in the tactical where whoever owned it added flared mag well and magpul grips along with upgraded sights and then from condition did not shoot it . Have also...
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    03-13-2020, 12:49 AM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread 45acp in Cast Boolits
    My friend has a springfield xdm in 45acp , it has a match chamber and I had to adjust my seating for his pistol when he comes to load rounds , I have been extremely lucky in pistols from what I see and read here , and some are unique for loading for...
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    03-12-2020, 10:34 AM
    303 savage dies https://www.gunbroker.com/item/859159299 and https://www.gunbroker.com/item/858619638 20 some dollars and shipping hope this helps
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    03-11-2020, 11:34 PM
    I bought about 6 california slim jims oklahoma leather for single actions pistols liked the style bought some for blackhawks and for uberti saa clones touch longer then barrels keeps dirt and stuff out when camping or hunting , rides well for me...
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    03-11-2020, 10:29 PM
    Mine was nicely fit and other then brass backstop at a glance they look as good to me , I have some pietta 1860 revolvers that I have had for quite awhile and I like them.
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    03-11-2020, 08:12 PM
    Funny the size of hole that is drilled and then filled with a roll pin or pinning material has not caused any of mine to break , anyone here who has pinned one have one break? how big of hole or holes ? I really do not see them breaking as I do...
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    03-11-2020, 08:01 PM
    My ubertis only had the cylinder pin as the safety, hammer still had firing pin on it , same as pietta I bought it had a 2 position pin also , not needed and soon it was removed , the newer ubertis cattleman2 has a transfer bar system . I like...
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    03-11-2020, 04:05 PM
    I mount so mine fills on upstroke also seems most natural for me , but I do a tap twice on up and twice on down , one of my mentors used the lyman55 and he had a rhythm using the knocker on front on up and down his finger would flip it while...
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    03-11-2020, 03:58 PM
    No benefit to water drop before coating really , if you want to make harder do it when taking tray out after coating , or reheat and quench , I water dropped back in the late 1990's and figured out I did not need the bullets to be harder , was...
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    03-11-2020, 03:52 PM
    I bought my ridgid drill press for drilling cabinet doors , I really needed it for repairing things when I was younger , but it gets used for lots of jobs ,mainly for repairing fixing or tinkering on reloading stuff or firearms , well worth the...
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    03-11-2020, 03:47 PM
    I have had a few simmons that held up to my 7mm rem mag and were clear and focused well , I used a 3-9 that came with that rifle for several years held zero and no issues , bought one though put on 22 and could watch reticle turning in scope with...
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    03-11-2020, 12:40 AM
    I cleaned my old pots reheated and wiped with beeswax , look fine sitting in garage , smokes a little when heating up to use again but beeswax is a pleasing smell.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check